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Here is a collection of hurricane resources collected and shared by the Human Development Center at LSU Health Science Center staff that benefit individuals, children, and families.

FEMA Assistance

  • Home site for Louisiana Hurricane Ida: https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4611
  • Disaster Assistance – The fastest way to apply is through DisasterAssistance.gov. You can also apply by calling 1-800-621-3362 (TTY 1-800-462-7585) or through the FEMA mobile app.
  • Important Information for People with Disabilities When Applying for Assistance – This video encourages people with disabilities or others with access and functional needs to reply ‘Yes’ to Question #24 when applying for FEMA disaster assistance.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tk4anGzPWsI
  • ASL FEMA Fact Sheets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMR8ean5xQo&list=PL720Kw_OojlLw8Gie2MSAX5DQGb0-AFoj&t=1s
  • FEMA Transitional Housing: Individuals in affected parishes may be eligible to get free short-term housing at participating hotels. Visit www.femaevachotels.com to see a list of participating hotels.
  • FEMA has extended its September 12, 2021 deadline to September 22, 2021 for the following assistance:
    • Specific assistance related to urgent needs or power outages  
    • Rapid financial assistance for critical needs – food, water, fuel for transportation, prescription medications
    • Expedited rental assistance for evacuation to hotels or relocation due to power outage.
  • FEMA deadline of October 28th is for grants for damage and serious needs not covered by insurance including:
    • Basic home repairs to a primary residence to help restore habitability (for homeowners)
    • Temporary rental assistance for people who need to relocate because a home is uninhabitable (for homeowners and renters)
    • Other needs, such as replacing essential personal property and other disaster expenses (homeowners and renters)
    • Money for chainsaws and generators may be available
    • Survivors whose primary home is in one of the 25 designated parishes may be eligible to receive reimbursement for the purchase or rental of a generator up to $800.
    • The generator must have been purchased or rented between Aug. 26, 2021 and Sept. 25, 2021.
    • The reimbursement amount for the purchase or rental of a chainsaw up to $250 for this disaster
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State Resources

Resources for Young Children

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Resources for Families

As posted by Agenda for Children

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